wrightia, arctic snow, white flower, true friendship

true friendship

Last year when I tripped over a small speed bump on my life journey, I discovered the essence of true friendship. The life lesson I have learnt: Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest, it’s about who walked in to your life, said “I’m here for you,” and proved it.  ~ Unknown My heartfelt thanks…

time waits for no one…

I am blessed with a stunning view from both the living room and master bedroom floor-length windows of my condo.  The dramatic sky, interesting cloud formations and vibrant colours during some mornings with Mt. Kinabalu in the foreground can be really awesome.  Even during rainy days, the dreamy setting with mist-surrounded and rain-washed green hills…

green therapy

random snapshot 36/2016 It has been a long while since I took time off to stroll around a garden for some fresh air and to enjoy the flowers.  Taking advantage of the festive holiday, I made time to drop by at friends David and Diane’s yesterday and spent over an hour in their garden for…

view from my window

I have a view from my window which never stops to amaze me every single morning… Most mornings Mt. Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia is visible in the foreground and when I see it, I am always reminded of Psalm 121:1-2 — 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does…

a portrait of life

It is said that life is a journey and I totally agree with it. Life is a journey packed with ups and downs, and highs and lows. Along the way there are smooth pathways where we get to enjoy the scenery at a relaxing pace or sometimes there are high speed motorways where we just…

fragility and unpredictability of life

In our medium-sized hotel we have a workforce of just over 60 employees.  With most of them not exceeding the age of 35 and many unmarried when they first joined us, in the last three years we were blessed to have witnessed a few of our members tying the knot with their sweetheart and starting…

gastronomic journey

I am not a food connoisseur and in fact, I can never be one as I am not overly adventurous nor do I have the passion to sample as much food or various types of cuisines as I possibly could in this lifetime.  I do enjoy good food but it’s just that the little old…

endangered

“The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?” — Sir David Attenborough, English naturalist and broadcaster “现在的问题是,我们真的能愉快的接受一个假设, 就是以后我们的子孙也许只能在图画书里看到大象?” — 大衛·艾登堡祿爵士, 英國生物學家及廣播公司電視節目主持人 (I expressed some of my thoughts on the potentiality of us losing our beautiful nature in my blog…

tea or coffee?

I need a strong cup of black coffee, my morning sustenance as I call it before I can get into the swing of things. Tea, on the other hand, is a brew which I enjoy any time of the day. I realise I really savour a cup of one of these beverages, more than any…